State Senator Jeff Steinborn is in Portland, Oregon this week, speaking at a national health policy conference about his proposed legislation to cut prescription drug costs using the state’s combined purchasing power. The Las Cruces Democrat is speaking before the National Academy for State Health Policy. Tom Trowbridge has the story.

Producer Seeks Navajo Film Workers

Oct 20, 2017

Did Hollywood location filming in New Mexico and Arizona have an impact on Native American culture? the heyday of Western -themed films stretched from the 1920s to the 1960s, and many Natives were employed as extras, or minor characters during those years.  An Arizona man, Duncan Harvey, is planning to delve into the impacts of Hollywood on Navajo culture, and vice versa. 

Gay Rodeo Slated For Albuquerque

Oct 20, 2017

Santa Fe is noted for its summertime rodeo, but did you know that there is another rodeo coming to our area this weekend? Albuquerque's Expo New Mexico is playing host this year for a unique event.. Gay Rodeo.

Sante Fe Independent Film Festival 2017

Oct 20, 2017

The Santa Fe International Film Festival got its start in 2009, and in only a few short years has become one of the premiere indy film festivals in the country. Co-founders David Moore and Jaques Paisner began the
festival in a community center, and now it's being hailed as a "young Sundance." KSFR spoke with Jaques Paisner about some of the highlights of the weekend.

UNM Observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 19, 2017

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the UNM Lobos and the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center will host the Lobos Love Pink football game on Friday, October 20. Tom Trowbridge has the story:

Cutbacks Coming To Los Alamos National Bank

Oct 19, 2017

Late last week, we found out about cuts coming to Los Alamos National Bank. Tom Trowbridge reports:

A new report out this month from the statewide think-tank Think New Mexico seeks to solve the riddle of why New Mexico’s student outcomes have remained stuck at the bottom of the nation even as our education spending has increased. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge asked Think New Mexico Executive Director Fred Nathan what we in New Mexico know about education spending as it pertains to student performance:

In-Studio: What Is The Future of New Mexico Libraries?

Oct 16, 2017

The future of New Mexico’s libraries is up for discussion among New Mexico librarians as various task forces report back on their findings following up on a statewide conference last year. Sustainable public funding, alternate funding sources and e-rate/broadband were identified in the 2016 Libraries Transform New Mexico conference as key issues facing libraries statewide. Tomorrow (October 17, 2017), the dialogue about these key issues will resume during a follow-up convening of the Libraries Transform New Mexico Conference.

Santa Fe city mayor Javier Gonzales announced on Indigenous People's Day that the city would meet with the All Pueblo Council of Governors to engage in dialogue to work toward collaboration and healing in the way Santa Fe recognizes and celebrates it's unique relationship with history.  Regis Pecos,  founder of the Santa Fe Indian School Leadership Institute, is to be one of the several representatives of the Governor's during the upcoming talks.  KSFR reporter Ellen Lockyer spoke with Pecos about the plan.

The 7th annual Santa Fe African Art and Culture Festival starts Saturday, October 14 at 10 am at the Santa Fe Railyard Park.  Festival organizer Kamajou Tadfor dropped by KSFR's studio to talk  to host Ellen Lockyer about the event, and it's headline band, Prince Kudakwashe Musarurwa from Zimbabwe.  



This week on HERE and THERE

MONDAY Nov. 13 - One day, President Donald Trump says the US is ready to destroy North Korea; the next, he says, we’re ready to negotiate. One week, China is a currency manipulator, the next trade imbalances are all America’s fault. Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and co-author of the new book, One National After Trump tracks the zigs and zags. TUESDAY Nov. 14 - Almost all the experts agree, there is no viable military solution to America’s nuclear crisis with North Korea...

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